The toys from CES 2018 are starting to arrive in the studio and Patrick/Padre are ready to give you a first look! From Alexa in your vehicle, to a battery that charges your phone AND your car, to a smart watch that only needs to be charged once a month, and a way to exercise in the office, we've got the swag you need to see!
- 2 x PowerIQ-equipped USB Ports (Automatically charges at the highest rate)
- iPhone 7 in 2.2 hours instead of 3.2 hours
- iPad mini in 3.6 hours instead of 7 hours
- But the big feature is Amazon Voice Assistant
- It connects to your Android/iOS phone with Bluetooth 4.1 -- AND then your phone connects to your car
- It has dual MEMS microphones and a dedicated Noise reduction chip so that it can hear you in a noise car cabin
- Hands-free calling
- Control over ANYTHING in your Amazon voice assistant network
- 25,000 skills
- Audio-enabled directions and phone functions
- Audio Book
- Emergency response device (Crash Detection and Response) (Lifetime Coverage)
- 3G Connectivity
- GPS with web-based dashboard
- Integration with Amazon Voice Assistant
- REAL-TIME location monitoring and geo-fencing
- Location history
- Battery backup (can't be stopped by cutting power in accident or theft)
- Jason Brown
"I'm trying to get a better handle on how Pi-Hole works. My wife and I signed up for Hulu's ad-free option. Apparently, some shows aren't part of this agreement, so they give you an ad at the beginning and end of certain shows.
We just started a show that was supposed to give us those beginning/end ads, but ended up going straight to the show.
So, do we think that was because of a glitch on Hulu, or did Pi-Hole just do it's job? Every browser-based ad-blocker always gave us a blank nag screen for 30 seconds. But that didn't happen this time. So it feels like the nature of 'ad-free Hulu ads' might be different than the normal ones.
There's so much going on with ad-blockers and anti-ad-blockers, that it's hard to keep up with. So I'd love it if someone more versed in the subject could provide a simple primer.
What I know (I think) is that ad-blockers only affect 3rd party ads. But natively hosted ads aren't typically affected. So is this some weird case where Hulu has such an indirect connection to the ads that I was able to skip them entirely?
I want to try to educate others about ad-blockers, and how different types of ads are affected. But I don't want to regurgitate misinformation."
How do Browser-Based Ad-Blockers work?
- As content is loaded into a browser, it looks at the incoming page and removes (or replaces) known ad-scripts AND sites that are known to serve ads.
- This means your ad-blocking experience will depend on them updating their script and site list.
How does Pi-Hole work?
- It's not looking at scripts at all. (Not enough power)
- It's only looking at the DNS requests coming from and computer configured to request sites THROUGH the Pi-Hole
- This means it can't stop native requests (unless specifically black-listed)
- 1080p sensor with a 145 degree f2 wide-angle lens
- WDR Sony Exmore IMX323 sensor with Wide Dynamic Range and nigh-vision capabilities
- Steel frame for temp-resistance
- Internal battery
- 3" LCD screen
- SD card slot
- G-force sensor (for auto saving of accidents)
- Looping function (1, 3, 5, 10 minutes --- autosaved in accident or when emergency recording pushed)
- Auto recording (when there's power, it records)
- Also records sound (can toggle on and off)
- Parking monitor (can set it to stop recording when parked)
- Has a single USB port for charging devices at up to 3.1amps
- Includes a slide-out MicroUSB charging cable
- Charges via a MicroUSB port (can do rapid recharging, 50% faster charging than standard battery banks)
- Weighs 1.2 lbs
- Also has a port for jump starting your CAR!
- 12v 400A Peak, 200A constant jump start current.
-- Neil Balch
I just got a RTFQ Flip FCU as a part of the kh250 kit. I would really like to get some of the upgrade modules that they offer if you purchase the Flip standalone, but I don't want to have to buy another unit. Is there another way to get just the Baro+Mag board, and Bluetooth board?"
- Bare bones -- Keeps your craft in the air
- Barometer (Alt Hold)
- Magnetometer (Heading Hold)
- GPS Option
- Bluetooth + LED + OLED Options
- Telemetry support
-- Rud Dog
"Interesting question about compiling via Arduino IDE. Does the process of compiling a sketch create a binary and if so where does it store it?
Whenever you compile/upload, Sketch follows a process:
- Pre-Processing: All ".ino" files are concatenated together and the basic Arduino Library is added to the sketch. Prototypes for functions are added to the sketch.
- All "includes" are added to the sketch
- A .hex file of this compilation is uploaded to the Arduino Hardware
So what you have does NOT look like your code. It's a file filled with hex values that represent the machine-code version of your code.
It's then uploaded into the FLASH memory of your Arduino
Remember that all Atmel Chips have three types of memory:
Flash, SRAM, and EEPROM
- Flash is non-volatile (It's where your hex code (and the bootloader) is stored)
- SRAM is volatile. It's where the variables are stored
- EEPROM is non-volatile. It's use addressable storage that persists (But has a limited number of writes)
- 1.28" Touch Screen
- Weighs just 38g (Apple watch is 56 - 125 grams // Samsung Gear S3 is 60g)
- Bluetooth connection to iOS and Android
- 270mAh battery
- GPS + AGPS for positioning information
- IP68 (Waterproof to 50 meters)
- Measures steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active vs. passive minutes, heart rate.
- Notifications for mail, social media apps, etc.
- Lasts for up to a month on a single charge
- Sit-Stand desk... with an excercise bike
- retractable wheels (with gravity lock)
- magnetic resistance (much quieter that friction resistance)
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